Slovakia has stepped up the game-changer for the Ukraine military and President Zelenkyy’s urging the United States and its allies for heavier weapons to defend their country from the Russian Army. Slovakia has sent the S-300 air defense system to Ukraine. Which is a major air defense system able to not only shoot down aircraft but also cruise missiles. Slovakia seems to be concerned over the war crimes of Putin and his leaders on the battlefield or committing.
Slovakia Prime Minister Eduard Heger has confirmed that it had sent its S-300 air defense system to Ukraine, becoming the first NATO country to answer the calls by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to supply powerful missile weaponry.
The S-300 is a Soviet-era long-range surface-to-air missile system that can shoot down cruise missiles and aircraft and has a range of up to 90 miles.
It is considered one of the most potent anti-aircraft missile systems and is in the arsenal of three NATO countries: Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Greece. On Friday, the Slovakian prime minister wrote on Facebook that donating the system did not mean that Slovakia, a NATO country, has become a part of the armed conflict in Ukraine.
Zelenskyy has urged Western allies to send planes, tanks, and defense systems to Ukraine and mentioned S-300s during an impassioned speech to Congress by video last month.
“Russia has turned the Ukrainian sky into a source of death for thousands of people,” Zelenskyy told Congress. “You know what kind of defense systems we need, S-300 and other similar systems.”
This is a major deal because Putin threatened any NATO country that helped Ukraine would face a nuclear attack. I wondered for some time since the war started, what would it actually take before one or more NATO countries would grow tired of the war crimes being committed by Putin and his Leaders on the battlefield. It looks like Slovakia is calling his bluff.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s implied warning that he could launch nuclear weapons against any country that interferes with his military campaign in Ukraine raises questions about just how seriously the West should take such threats.
And while NATO allies, including the U.S., have assured them they will not engage militarily in Ukraine, some experts suggest the Russian president’s comments should not be taken as empty threats.
“It is not something that he’s just saying offhand because he’s sort of trying to simply look tough,” says James Cameron, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Oslo, where he is a member of the Oslo Nuclear Project specializing in arms control. “cbc.ca“
President Biden has issued a statement saying the Us is supporting Slovakia’s sending the Ukrainians the S-300 air defense system. He also said the US would send a replacement of the Patriot Missile air defense system to Slovakia.
President Joe Biden said on Friday that the US was supporting Slovakia’s decision to ship the S-300 missile system to Ukraine and was sending the Eastern European country a US-made Patriot missile-defense system as a replacement.
“I want to thank the Slovakian government for providing an S-300 air defense system to Ukraine, something President Zelenskyy has personally raised with me in our conversations,” Biden said.
“Now is no time for complacency,” Biden said in a statement while accusing the Russian military of committing “horrific acts of brutality.”
We’re just going to have to wait and see what response Putin will have against a NATO country that didn’t heed his warning. Putin and his military will have a tougher time trying to attack civilians. I personally would like to see the jets sent to Ukraine. The Ukrainians would then be able to take the war to his military. Putin and his military are weak and undisciplined. The only thing he has which is a threat is nuclear missiles. God have mercy on us all if he decides to actually use nuclear arsenal.
God Bless America, God Bless the Veterans